Home Student Chapter SEAoT-TAMU Updates – February 2022 – Jay Parmar

SEAoT-TAMU Updates – February 2022 – Jay Parmar


The TAMU chapter of SEAoT has elected new officers for 2022. See below for bios!

President – Jay Parmar, jayparmar@tamu.edu

Jay Parmar graduated from the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat (NIT Surat) with a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering and is currently in the Second semester of master of science in structural engineering at Texas A&M University. During his undergraduate, he conducted research on the seismic analysis of irregular buildings, fluid-structure interactions, the behavior of building with prestressing in columns and participated in a national-level design competition organized by the Institute for Steel Development and Growth (INSDAG) India. Jay is expected to graduate in fall 2023. In his free time, Jay loves playing cricket, tennis, listening to podcasts, hiking, and cooking.

Vice President – Pranav Pradeep Kumar, pranav.pk_1994@tamu.edu

Pranav Pradeep Kumar is a Structural Engineering PhD Candidate in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. His PhD research focuses on Fatigue-to-Fracture Life Assessment of Bridges under the guidance of Prof. John B. Mander. He received his Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University with a focus in Structural Engineering. His research interests are focused in the areas of bridge engineering, railway engineering, fatigue and fracture of civil structures, reliability of structures, life-cycle assessment of structures, and sustainable design of structures. In his free time, Pranav enjoys playing Cricket, exploring and learning about new places, and likes spending time with friends.

Treasurer – Amreen Fatima, amreen@tamu.edu

Amreen Fatima is a Structural Engineering doctoral student under the guidance of Dr. Mary Beth D. Hueste and Dr. John B. Mander. She graduated with an MS in Civil Engineering under the guidance of Dr. John B. Mander and Dr. Stefan Hurlebaus from Texas A&M University. Her research interests are structural applications of Ultra High Performance Concrete, design and behavior of prestressed concrete bridges, experimental testing, plastic analysis, fracture critical elements, and yield line theory. She enjoys listening to music and reading.

General Officer 1 – Nuzhat Kabir, nuzhat08@tamu.edu

Nuzhat is a second year Ph.D. student in structural engineering. She did her undergraduate in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia and worked as a consulting engineer for a mid-tier company in Australia. Her desire to broaden her knowledge led her to pursue a graduate degree in America. She completed her Master of Science from Texas A&M University and embarked on her PhD. Her areas of research interest include structural analysis of bridges, computer vision analysis, bridge instrumentation and field testing, and numerical methods of analysis with an emphasis on finite element modeling.

General Officer 2 – Emil Robles, emilrobles2000@tamu.edu

Emil is currently a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a structural engineering focus. After graduation in December 2022 he plans to pursue a Master’s in structural engineering. His main structural engineering interests are bridge engineering and timber frame engineering. In his free time Emil enjoys weightlifting, rugby, reading, and hanging out with friends.

As a brief overview of some of the SEAoT’s plans, we will have 6 virtual meetings in Spring 2022, starting on February 10th. All meetings will be held on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. See the flyer below for all the scheduled meetings for this spring semester. We try to include different areas in structural engineering to connect students and professors to the industrial companies. This semester, we are having presentations on mass timber structures, steel and concrete structures, and modular construction.